Pear Tree January 2015

SAM_6498Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the greatest things about working for yourself is that you can choose your clients. It’s exciting that ALL of my clients are also friends. And I am grateful for that gift.

I look forward to continuing working with all these amazing people in 2015 and attracting more of the same in the future!

What’s in store for you in 2015? How about writing your book? I’ve helped several authors get their books published over the years. I can help you too! Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514 and get published in 2015.

Also check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings. Or find me on Twitter and Linked-In.


Feel free to contact me in regard to using any of my clients or to use my services (writing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client that uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).



“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon! To get your copy, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X

Last month I was one of the guests at Bric a Brac, 123 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ, signing copies of “Guest List.” And my dear friend, Darlene Foster (www.darlenefoster.com) was there presenting her art too. Thanks so much to Viv for having me back at her super cool shop! It was a great way to ring in the holidays!

Thursday, Jan. 8, I’ll be on a book panel reading from “Guest List” at the West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange, NJ, from 7 to 9 p.m.

“The Love of God and a Good Man” by Ana Kladivko.

Anna’s memoir is still in the beginning stages. Anna lived a very exciting and oftentimes tragic life both in Spain and the United States. It’s an honor to work closely with her as she bares her soul in this candid effort.


“Lose Weight with Paleo”

I’m excited to kick off the year presenting this lecture on Sunday, Jan. 4, at Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, NJ. This topics holds dear to me, as the paleo lifestyle not only keeps me in shape, but had many other health benefits too!

“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”

Last month I presented “Newsies” at Summit Free Public Library, Summit, New Jersey. I had a great time, as always, giving my favorite presentation.

“Holidays Around the World”

I presented this lecture for the first time at Franciscan Oaks in Denville, New Jersey, last month. The place was absolutely gorgeous and I’ve lectured to a full auditorium!

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Last month, Bridget Briant and I debuted “Make Art out of Recyclables” at Avon by the Sea Library, Avon by the Sea, New Jersey. We had a great time with the children!

We look forward to presenting this program at the Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, New Jersey, on Friday, Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m.

SAM_6520Bridget Briant

 “Eat Well for the Holidays”

“Eat Well for the Holidays” went over great at the Warren Library, Belvidere, New Jersey. I’m happy to say I’ll be returning in 2015!

I also presented this lecture at the Westfield Library, Westfield, New Jersey. Another successful evening!

SAM_6640Maryanne and librarian Jennifer, Westfield Library

“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”

My husband and I had a wonderful time when I presented this lecture at the Edgewater Library, Edgewater, New Jersey. I absolutely love that town and we had a lot of fun prior to the event.

“Going, Going, Gone! What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”

Last month I had a fabulous time presenting this lecture to a full house at the Montville Library, in Montville, New Jersey. I’ll be presenting it again on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey.


Here is the complete list of all the current available lectures.


“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs

Motivational Speaking for Schools

“Be a Leader, Not a Bully”


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

“Trends from the 1970s”

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)

“History of Motown Music”

“Across the Border: Arts and Music of New Mexico”

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Benefits of Butter and Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)


“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History” (with singer)

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

“This is Halloween”

“Explore the History of Thanksgiving”

“Holidays around the World”

“History of Santa Claus”


“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (with artist Bridget Briant)

“Be a Leader Not a Bully” (with author Felicia Capers)


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”

“Remembering Our Pets”

“Senior Prom”

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing.

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the residents to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

If there’s an additional topic your residents may be interested in, I can do research free of charge.


Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please via email at MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.


Often I’m asked, “What exactly is Pear Tree Enterprises?”

Well, to find out, you can go to “The Vault” and check out my first newsletter which explains in full how I started my business.

In short, Pear Tree Enterprises is a business I started back in August 2008. I registered the name in February 2009 to make what I do more than just “freelance” work. The work I do is mainly book editing, writing, copyediting and proofreading. But I also manage entertainers! Being a creative person who loves all areas of the arts, that is not so far-fetched. I give each client the individual attention they deserve by using time blocks. To see how satisfied Pear Tree clients are, please read the testimonial section.

In addition to all of the above I’ve also dabbled in personal assistance and modeling and always welcome more work.

I hope this answers your questions and I look forward to doing business with you!

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